Fake cures, risky rumors: Virus misinformation hits home

World / Science & Health Mar 26, 2020

Fake cures, risky rumors: Virus misinformation hits home

From being duped into taking poisonous "cures" to watching businesses crumble and avoiding life-saving medication, people are suffering devastating real-world impacts of a deluge of online virus misinformation. As the new coronavirus sets scientists scrambling for a solution, rumors and false claims are fueling confusion ...

World Mar 17, 2020

Foreign disinformation is stoking COVID-19 fears, say U.S. officials

The Trump administration is alleging that a foreign disinformation campaign is under way aimed at spreading fear in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, three U.S. officials said Monday. On Sunday, federal officials began confronting what they said was a deliberate effort by a foreign ...

Facebook sets out battle plan against coronavirus fake news

Business / Tech Jan 31, 2020

Facebook sets out battle plan against coronavirus fake news

Facebook will begin removing fake claims and conspiracy theories about the new coronavirus, stepping up efforts to fight the spread of misinformation about a viral outbreak from China that has killed more than 200. The spread of the virus, which has been declared a global ...